Jan. 16 First News: Santa Fe Grand Jury: Officer Justified in 2013 Fatal Shooting of Local Woman.
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A Santa Fe grand jury has found New Mexico State Police were justified in last year's fatal shooting of a woman after a car chase. Jeanette Anaya was shot in the head and back after police say she aggressively backed her car toward an officer in November. Medical examiners determined the 39-year-old Santa Fe woman had cocaine in her system at the time. Meantime, an attorney for Anaya's family says he doesn't believe the shooting was justified and is asking for an independent investigation from some other agency.
Authorities say the boy who opened fire in a Roswell middle school gym warned some students away just before the attack. State Police Chief Pete Kassetas says the attack was planned in advance. But he says it appears the boy's victims, an 11-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl, were chosen randomly.
Santa Fe Police are investigating a suspicious death after a 74 year old man was found dead inside his home in the 800 block of Don Diego just after 7:30 p.m. Investigators were called to the scene after the man's family and friends were concerned because they had not heard from him since Monday. Officers found him dead inside his home. His belongings appeared to be scattered.
The Santa Fe Historic-District Review Board has given the green light for replacement of the Defouri Street Bridge. The Journal North reports the panel voted 4-2 to replace the span over the Santa Fe River because it's been deemed unsafe. The bridge has been identified for replacement in state Department of Transportation bridge inspection reports since 1990.
The number of people in New Mexico signing up for individual policies under the Affordable Care Act increased from 934 at the end of November to nearly 77-hundred by the end of December. But, just 18 percent of New Mexicans enrolled so far are between the ages of 18 and 34 ― the age group known as “the young invincibles” essential in keeping the program financially viable.
Santa Fe Weather: Sunny today, with a high near 46. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 21. Tomorrow: Sunny, with a high near 47.